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Efficient Proof of Vote Validity Without Honest-Verifier Assumption in Homomorphic E-Voting

  • Peng, Kun (Institute for Inforcomm Research)
  • Received : 2011.04.27
  • Accepted : 2011.06.30
  • Published : 2011.09.30

Abstract

Vote validity proof and verification is an efficiency bottleneck and privacy drawback in homomorphic e-voting. The existing vote validity proof technique is inefficient and only achieves honest-verifier zero knowledge. In this paper, an efficient proof and verification technique is proposed to guarantee vote validity in homomorphic e-voting. The new proof technique is mainly based on hash function operations that only need a very small number of costly public key cryptographic operations. It can handle untrusted verifiers and achieve stronger zero knowledge privacy. As a result, the efficiency and privacy of homomorphic e-voting applications will be significantly improved.

Keywords

Efficient Proof;E-Voting

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